Natsuume, Makoto

AdS/CFT duality user guide / Makoto Natsuume. - First Edition - xi, 294 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm. - Lecture notes in physics, Volume 903 0075-8450 ; . - Lecture notes in physics, 903 .

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references.

1. Introduction -- 2. General relativity and black holes -- 3. Black holes and thermodynamics -- 4. Strong interaction and gauge theories -- 5. The road to AdS/CFT -- 6. The AdS spacetime -- 7. AdS/CFT equilibrium -- 8. AdS/CFT adding probes -- 9. Basics of nonequilibrium physics -- 10. AdS/CFT non-equilibrium -- 11. Other AdS spacetimes -- 12. Applications to quark-gluon plasma -- 13. Basics of phase transition -- 14. AdS/CFT phase transition.

This book describes applications of the AdS/CFT duality to the "real world." The AdS/CFT duality is an idea that originated from string theory and is a powerful tool for analyzing strongly-coupled gauge theories using classical gravitational theories. In recent years, it has been shown that one prediction of AdS/CFT is indeed close to the experimental result of the real quark–gluon plasma. Since then, the AdS/CFT duality has been applied to various fields of physics; examples are QCD, nuclear physics, condensed-matter physics, and nonequilibrium physics.



9784431554400 (pbk : acidfree paper) 4431554408 (pbk)

2015931920


Particles (Nuclear physics)
Duality (Nuclear physics)
Gauge fields (Physics)

QC793.2 / .N3713 2015

539.7258 / N2799a 2015